Tracks

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Tracks commercially released: November 9, 1998 / 18 Tracks commercially released: April 12, 1999
Label: Columbia
Produced by Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Plotkin*
Recorded by Toby Scott assisted by Greg Goldman and Thom Panunzio*
Mixed by Ed Thacker and Bob Clearmountain assisted by Thom Panunzio, Greg Goldman and Ross Petersen*
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
Photography by Phil Ceccola, Joel Bernstein, James A. Davis, David Gahr, Annie Leibovitz, Fred Lombardi,
 Jim Merchese, Neal Preston, Herb Ritts and David Rose
Design by Harry Chorron and Sandra Choron

* see Brucebase session listings for the specific producers and engineers of the original recordings.

Overview

Tracks is a four-disc box set by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in 1998 containing 66 songs. This box set mostly consists of never-before-released songs recorded during the sessions for his many albums, but also includes a number of single B-sides, as well as demos and alternate versions of already-released material. The project began in February 1998, when Springsteen and his chief recording engineer, Toby Scott, began going through his massive collection of unreleased songs. Springsteen had been known as a very prolific songwriter (Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Born in the U.S.A. each had more than 50 songs written for them), and by 1998 the number of unreleased songs was up to more than 350— 3/4 of all his recorded material. Scott had begun on a computerized database of Springsteen's archives in 1985 in order to allow Springsteen to find specific songs that hadn't been released yet, and it was understood by Scott and others since the 1980s that Springsteen would eventually compile a selection of these unreleased recordings into a box set. In addition 18 Tracks was released in 1999, just six months after tracks. It contains, as the title already suggests 18 song selctions, of which all but three had been on the boxed set Tracks. This single album was intended to capture more casual fans, and thus was oriented towards the shorter, more pop-oriented selections from Springsteen's vault.

Source: Wikipedia

Released

# Song Title Running Time Release
1.1. MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS (3) 4:28 TRACKS
1.2. IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY (3) 2:55 TRACKS
1.3. GROWIN' UP (1 3) 2:41 TRACKS
1.4. DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? (3) 2:04 TRACKS
1.5. BISHOP DANCED (2) 4:21 TRACKS
1.6. SANTA ANA 4:37 TRACKS
1.7. SEASIDE BAR SONG (1) 3:34 TRACKS
1.8. ZERO AND BLIND TERRY 5:58 TRACKS
1.9. LINDA LET ME BE THE ONE 4:27 TRACKS
1.10. THUNDERCRACK 8:29 TRACKS
1.11. RENDEZVOUS (1 2) 2:51 TRACKS
1.12. GIVE THE GIRL A KISS 3:55 TRACKS
1.13. ICEMAN 3:19 TRACKS
1.14. BRING ON THE NIGHT 2:40 TRACKS
1.15. SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE 3:49 TRACKS
1.16. HEARTS OF STONE (1) 4:32 TRACKS
1.17. DON'T LOOK BACK 3:00 TRACKS
# Song Title Running Time Release
2.1. RESTLESS NIGHTS 3:47 TRACKS
2.2. A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND (PITTSBURGH) 3:18 TRACKS
2.3. ROULETTE 3:55 TRACKS
2.4. DOLLHOUSE 3:35 TRACKS
2.5. WHERE THE BANDS ARE (1) 3:46 TRACKS / 1999 b-side
2.6. LOOSE ENDS (1) 4:04 TRACKS
2.7. LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD 4:19 TRACKS
2.8. WAGES OF SIN 4:54 TRACKS
2.9. TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME 4:31 TRACKS
2.10. BE TRUE 3:42 TRACKS / 1981 b-sides
2.11. RICKY WANTS A MAN OF HER OWN 2:47 TRACKS
2.12. I WANNA BE WITH YOU (1) 3:23 TRACKS / 1999 single
2.13. MARY LOU 3:23 TRACKS
2.14. STOLEN CAR 4:31 TRACKS
2.15. BORN IN THE U.S.A. (1) 3:11 TRACKS
2.16. JOHNNY BYE-BYE 1:53 TRACKS
2.17. SHUT OUT THE LIGHT 3:52 TRACKS
# Song Title Running Time Release
3.1. CYNTHIA 4:15 TRACKS
3.2. MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN (1) 4:27 TRACKS
3.3. THIS HARD LAND 4:50 TRACKS
3.4. FRANKIE 7:25 TRACKS
3.5. TV MOVIE 2:46 TRACKS
3.6. STAND ON IT 3:07 TRACKS
3.7. LION'S DEN (1) 2:19 TRACKS
3.8. CAR WASH 2:08 TRACKS
3.9. ROCKAWAY THE DAYS 4:44 TRACKS
3.10. BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGES ('83) 5:08 TRACKS
3.11. MAN AT THE TOP 3:24 TRACKS
3.12. PINK CADILLAC (1) 3:37 TRACKS / 1984 b-side
3.13. TWO FOR THE ROAD 2:00 TRACKS / 1987 b-side
3.14. JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART (1) 3:28 TRACKS / 1985 b-side
3.15. WHEN YOU NEED ME 2:58 TRACKS
3.16. THE WISH 5:19 TRACKS
3.17. THE HONEYMOONERS 2:08 TRACKS
3.18. LUCKY MAN 3:18 TRACKS / 1987 b-side
# Song Title Running Time Release
4.1. LEAVIN' TRAIN 4:07 TRACKS
4.2. SEVEN ANGELS 3:28 TRACKS
4.3. GAVE IT A NAME 2:51 TRACKS
4.4. SAD EYES (1) 3:50 TRACKS / 1999 single
4.5. MY LOVER MAN 4:00 TRACKS
4.6. OVER THE RISE 2:40 TRACKS
4.7. WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT 3:08 TRACKS
4.8. LOOSE CHANGE 4:22 TRACKS
4.9. TROUBLE IN PARADISE 4:43 TRACKS
4.10. HAPPY 4:54 TRACKS
4.11. PART MAN, PART MONKEY (1) 4:31 TRACKS / 1992 b-side
4.12. GOIN' CALI 3:04 TRACKS
4.13. BACK IN YOUR ARMS 4:43 TRACKS
4.14. BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE (1) 4:55 TRACKS

Total Running Time: 4:13:23

1: Issued on both Tracks and 18 Tracks.
2: Live in Concert.
3: Demo-version.

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